Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:22
I seriously dislike tofu - taste and texture - so, when cooking veggie meals I balance pulses and rice or pasta or bread to get protein or use quinoa or cheese. There's a really good veggie cookery book by the Pru Leith school of cookery which I got years ago in a remainder sale. Brilliant recipes for baked fennel with goat's cheese and roast peppers and mushroom thingies.
I once irretrievably broke two bottom molars on a rogue peanut in a broccoli and bacon salad with peanuts. Cost me €2000 for two crowns! Expensive peanut!
Guinness is very good in a chocolate cake but is otherwise only good for feeding pumpkins IMHO or maybe a beef stew but not if you live in Belgium and can get Trappist beer.
Exhausting day today exploring the Vendée. The doglets think they have to save their car from any rat/cat/proper dog/man in fluorescent jacket working on the roads/cyclist who gets too close......... Very pretty countryside and villages with primroses and cowslips in lots of hedgerows and lots of green fields and streams/rivers/small and large lakes.